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Police foil attacks, rescue kidnapped victims in Kaduna

Kaduna Police Command says it received a distress call through DPO Kafanchan that unknown gunmen had blocked Jagindi Godo-Godo road, attacked a Sharon Vehicle and suspected to have abducted occupants of the said vehicle.

This was contained in a statement by the Command’s Spokesperson, ASP Mohammed Jalige in Kaduna.

The ASP explained that on receipt of the information, the DPO led a team of operatives to the scene, gave the bandits a hot chase occasioned by a tactical fire response against the bandits who were shooting sporadically at the Operatives.

Jalige maintained that the operatives succeeded in rescuing three victims unhurt.

In a related development, the Command also received a report from DPO Rigasa that some armed bandits invaded the residence of one Abdulganiyu Husseini of Mahuta Community, kidnapped him, his wife and daughter and were said to be heading to the forest.

It pointed out that on getting the hint of the incident, operatives were immediately mobilized to the area and engaged the bandits in fierce exchange of fire of which the superior and tactical fire power of the Police forced the bandits to abandon the wife and her daughter, but escaped with the husband to an unknown destination.

The spokesperson noted that effort is been intensified to rescue the victim and possible arrest the culprits.

He added that the Commissioner of Police Umar Musa Muri expressed appreciation to the good people of Kaduna State for always been supportive to the Command in the area of the prompt report of incidents or suspicious situation.

The Commissioner equally charged Officers and men in the Command to work closely with their host communities to ensure the safety of lives and property while protecting the identity of those who volunteered information at all times.

Usman Sani

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